Citadel football team loses starting guard Keith Carter to injury

Citadel guard Keith Carter ruptured his Achilles tendon in last week’s game at Wofford and will miss the Bulldogs’ final three games.

The Citadel’s football team has lost another starting player to injury. Offensive guard Keith Carter ruptured his Achilles tendon during last week’s 24-21 loss at Wofford and will miss the final three games of the season.

Carter, a 6-0, 280-pound junior from Tallahassee, Fla., moved from the defensive line to offense two years ago and had started 19 straight games at left guard. He is also a team captain this season.

With Carter out, coach Kevin Higgins said junior right guard Jim Knowles will slide over to the left side, with junior Robert Finke starting at left guard.

Carter is the third starting player the Bulldogs have lost to injury in recent weeks. Starting linebackers Carl Robinson (knee) and Rah Muhammad (ankle) also are out with season-ending injuries.

The Citadel (4-4, 3-3 Southern Conference) plays host to Elon (3-5, 1-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bulldogs’ final home game of the season.